Mounts Botanical Garden, celebrating its 41st year in Palm Beach County, boasts more than 2,000 species of tropical and sub-tropical plants. One of the highlights of 2019 is the exhibit Twisted: Patrick Dougherty Entwined.
Artist Dougherty is now creating a large on-site structure of thousands of interwoven saplings. Visitors can watch him work as he brings his art to fruition. Volunteers can help to create the final work; see below for contact information.
Dougherty, based in North Carolina, is well known for his so-called Stickwork projects. They “combine both his carpentry skills and love of nature. Over the years, his work has evolved from single pieces on conventional pedestals to monumental-scale environmental works that require saplings by the truckload,” the Mounts website says.
Stickwork schedule *
“January 8-18 – The Stickwork Community Build is underway.
January 16th – Join us for a Meet the Artist and Book Signing, 6-7 pm.
January 21- Garden is closed for Martin Luther King Day observance.
January 22-26 – Final week of Community Build.
January 26 – Mounts members and Community Build volunteers are invited to a Naming Ceremony, 5-6:30 pm.”
* Source: www.mounts.org/product/twisted
Twisted will be at Mounts through June 30, 2019.
Mounts, at 531 N. Military Trail in suburban West Palm Beach, is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $10 (general); $5 (ages 5-12); free for Mounts members.
For more information, call 561-233-1757 or visit www.mounts.org.